If You Ask Me

If You Ask Me July 2017

Uneasy Lies the Head

Should the queen follow the emperor and step down?
If You Ask Me June 2017

A Meeting of (Almost) Like Minds

Theresa May tackles the G7, election campaign
If You Ask Me May 2017

Arms and the Man

Can the UK have an ethical weapons export sector?
If You Ask Me April 2017

Scotland the brave?

Self-rule poll looms again
If You Ask Me March 2017

Tale of two visits

UK and Japan contact with Donald Trump gets contrasting response
If You Ask Me February 2017

Getting off to a shaky start

Challenges in the Year of the Rooster
If You Ask Me January 2017

Year of change

Looking back to 2016, and forward to 2017
If You Ask Me December 2016

The Imperial succession

The challenges of Imperial succession in Japan
If You Ask Me November 2016

Water, water everywhere

Marine pollution threatens ocean life, as well as humans
If You Ask Me October 2016

Opting Out

There may be fewer hikikomori, but social pressures will continue to create them
If You Ask Me September 2016

Should the Emperor Abdicate?

Japan wrestles with issues of the monarchy, as the UK did in the 1930s
If You Ask Me August 2016

Climate change debate

A world divided
If You Ask Me July 2016

What was BIC?

British Industry Centre gave hope to new firms in Japan
If You Ask Me June 2016

Forty years on

Reflecting on Japan experiences
If You Ask Me May 2016

Japan hosts the G7

Hot agenda topics
If You Ask Me April 2016

Terror and the threat of it

Events in Europe and Asia
If You Ask Me March 2016

Monkey business

What does 2016 hold for Abe and Cameron?
If You Ask Me February 2016

Politics and people

If You Ask Me January 2016

Climate change conference 21

Have we reached a deal?
If You Ask Me December 2015

Welcome to Japan

Making room for the growing tourist influx
If You Ask Me November 2015

The most ambitious free-trade agreement?

A closer look at the TPP
If You Ask Me October 2015

Extreme weather raises climate concerns

Is it too late?
If You Ask Me September 2015

Calling the BBC to account

A shaky financial future
If You Ask Me

Is Japan ready for same-sex marriage?

If You Ask Me July 2015

Prime minister’s questions

Abe stirs up controversy, Cameron faces a challenge
If You Ask Me June 2015

The disunited kingdom?

Election results spell change for British politics
If You Ask Me May 2015

Out of gear

The role of public broadcasters
If You Ask Me April 2015

Books do make a room

The joy of reading from paper and ink
If You Ask Me March 2015

Bigotry writ large

Ayako Sono's idea of segregating living areas in Japan according to race has caused controversy.
If You Ask Me February 2015

What price freedom of speech?

The right to free speech may come with responsibilities but it should be protected.